before 900;Middle Englishhewe,Old Englishhīw form, appearance, color; cognate with Old Norsehȳ bird's down, Swedishhy skin, complexion, Gothichiwi form, appearance; akin to Old Englishhār gray (see hoar)
outcry, as of pursuers; clamor.
1200-50;Middle Englishhu(e) < Middle French: a hoot, outcry (whence huer to hoot, cry out)
a seaport in central Vietnam: former capital of Annam.
The fossils' time-machined hues exist because moths and butterfly wings have what's known as structural color.
On the far horizon is a skyline painted in phosphorescent hues.
The soft hues of its murals-pink, pale blue and white-give the nave an airy feel.
The theater's typically red hues shifted to cool blues for the night.
In this case, language meddled in the simple task of differentiating among hues.
My eyes caught dozens of blue hues on the sea ice due to its scattering and absorption of sunlight.
There are no delicate touches, no hues imperceptibly fading into each other: the whole is lighted up with a universal glare.
Psychologists in the former camp think people are born with ingrained ideas about how hues are grouped.
Their earthy red backgrounds reiterate the room's hues so closely that it seems the artist painted the walls to match.
The pigments that give the fine-grained rocks their hues come largely from the iron and manganese compounds they contain.
British Dictionary definitions for hues
the attribute of colour that enables an observer to classify it as red, green, blue, purple, etc, and excludes white, black, and shades of grey See also colour
a shade of a colour
aspect; complexion a different hue on matters
Old English hīw beauty; related to Old Norse hӯ fine hair, Gothic hiwi form
a port in central Vietnam, on the delta of the Hué River near the South China Sea: former capital of the kingdom of Annam, of French Indochina (1883–1946), and of Central Vietnam (1946–54). Pop: 377 000 (2005 est)
"color," O.E. hiw "color, form, appearance, beauty," earlier hiow, heow, from P.Gmc. *khiwjan (cf. O.N. hy "bird's down," Swed. hy "skin, complexion," Goth. hiwi "form, appearance"), probably cognate with Skt. chawi "hide, skin, complexion, color, beauty, splendor." A common word in O.E., squeezed into obscurity after c.1600 by color.
"a shouting," mid-13c., from O.Fr. hue "outcry, noise, war or hunting cry," probably of imitative origin. Hue and cry is late 13c. as an Anglo-Fr. legal term meaning "outcry calling for pursuit of a felon." Extended sense of "cry of alarm" is 1580s.
(hy) The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light. Compare saturation, value.